Last fall, the ComArtSci alumni board recognized a need to share more alumni stories and instantly responded with an initiative to include current students in the process.
The alumni board, in partnership with Dean Prabu David, has defined several priority areas and one of them continues to be increased engagement of alumni for the benefit of the students.
Resources were the missing component to execute the communications needed to reach our global alumni and educate them on the range of opportunities available for them to engage.
In one day, one meeting in fact, the alumni board raised over $20,000 to support the hiring of two student interns who work within the college’s communications team and focus on the work of storytelling for the alumni board and its committees working in collaboration with members of the board. Since October, several other individuals have come forward to support these efforts focused on connecting with and engaging our ComArtSci alumni.
The student interns support the board which is focused on supporting the priorities of the Dean to make available opportunities for alumni to engage, add value to the student experience and be seen as stellar examples for what our graduates can do with their ComArtSci degree.
Additionally, we all know how important internships are to professional success. This fund enables our students to have an incredible experience working with our staff and alumni board to advance the goals and objectives of our College. It also provides exceptional mentoring opportunities with our alumni.